So, a little about Ellie... me!
I grew up in North Dakota where my father was a farmer and grew flaxseed.
I still love seeing those beautiful blue fields that from a distance look like blue lakes sparkling on a sunny day! My sister, Irene, wrote about our father in the forward of- "Flax Lignans: Fifty years to Harvest- Sharing the Inheritance"
I have always been an advocate for healthy living and I have loved studying and learning about health.
I have tried many supplements, vitamins, health drinks and potions! I have even tried to sell some of the healthy tonics that I have found.
-I love sharing health with other people!
Imagine my surprise when I found a WONDERFUL + ECONOMICAL superfood that people love + that dramatically benefits their HEALTH and changes their lives...
So, my life has come full circle with a few stops in between: from growing up surrounded by Blue fields of Flaxseed to selling one of the most impressive little seeds ever: Golden Flax Seed!
I learned a lot about prevention and the benefits of healthy living when I lived in Papua New Guinea for ~25 years.
In 1978, I left with my husband, Dean, and 1 year old daughter to go live and work in a small village in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific. For 27 years we lived and worked in the middle of the Rainforest Jungle with the people of Nimo Village, 2 hours small plane ride and 2 hours boat ride away from any roads, towns, stores, hospitals, or other usual components of civilization.
The Nimo people had no way to get even basic medical care and, although I had only basic medical knowledge, I started a clinic for the Nimo people treating malaria, burns, Tuberculosis, Ringworm and other fungal infections, many bacterial and viral infections.
Many times I assisted mothers in birth helping teach sanitary ways to prevent infection, i.e. cutting the cord with clean bamboo vs dirty bamboo thus drastically decreasing the deaths of infants in Nimo.
Some cases were complicated, such as patients who had been gored by a wild boar pig or stricken with strange tropical diseases. Without many resources to treat complicated diseases, often the best approach was to prevent sickness through public health education.
I would love to post more stories and observations of my life in PNG, but maybe later on!!! I will also eventually put some photos of PNG and life in Nimo Village up here! :)
You can explore this site to read more about Ellie and why she is so passionate about flax, lignans and barley as part of a daily diet.